The C4 is a 35mm coupled-rangefinder camera built by Argus from 1951 to 1958 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Less handsome than the C-3 and more advanced than the Argus A, the C4 is a solidly built piece of equipment that feels like it will stand up to moderate use on a daily basis.
The viewfinder with superimposed rangefinder is particularly good and film loading is a snap. This particular camera shares its chassis with the Argus 21 Markfinder, though not all C4s do.
I recently ran my first roll of film through this camera, four years after first posting it on this site. I am pleased with the results though the images are softer than I typically prefer. Kodak 400TX is also not my usual film stock, so this camera may need to be revisited.
|Focus||3ft to ∞|
|Aperture||f2.8 to 22|
Sample images taken on Kodak 400TX, stand-developed HC110 30 min.